Is loneliness the next employee wellness frontier?

Oct 12, 2018

Benefits Canada: Using evidence on the links between loneliness and depression, coronary heart disease and stroke, the study estimated its cost to employers includes the effect on employees’ health and those they care for...

New recreational marijuana law sparks renewed employer-labour strife

Oct 11, 2018

National Post: The legalization of recreational marijuana next week is reopening old wounds and sparking new battles between employers and employees in high-risk jobs that could wind up in the court system.

A checklist for cannabis and being fit for work

Oct 11, 2018

The Chronicle Herald: Will legalization of cannabis help or hurt employee health and productivity?

Why consumers and workers need to understand the effects of cannabis

Oct 10, 2018

The Globe and Mail: In a few days there will be another legal recreational drug available for Canadians of legal age to indulge in. Canada will be the first industrialized country in the world to legalize cannabis for recreational use.

Staples Canada focuses on mental health, pharmacogenetic testing

Oct 9, 2018

Benefit Canada: As many organizations turn their focus to mental-health awareness in October, Staples Canada is reminding its employees they have help available if they need it.

The many reasons why you need to say ‘Thank You’

Oct 5, 2018

The Globe and Mail: Two words in the English language when spoken authentically are among the most powerful phrases for promoting social connections: “Thank you.”

Minding the mental health of today’s students – tomorrow’s work force

Oct 4, 2018

The Globe and Mail: By extending accommodation to students living with a mental health problem, universities and colleges will ensure they set out to join the work force with confidence in their capacity to succeed.

Protecting the protectors: Safeguarding the mental health of first responders

Oct 3, 2018

The Globe and Mail: First responders form a unique and resilient work force. Safeguarding their mental health is integral to protecting and promoting the safety of our communities.

Hiring aspiring workers living with mental illness makes both sense and cents

Oct 2, 2018

The Globe and Mail: Every week in Canada, half a million people call in sick because of a mental health problem or illness.

Options available for Canadians seeking mental health help who face financial barriers

Oct 2, 2018

Global News: Mental health coverage varies widely in Canada, from minimal coverage to thousands of dollars a year.